A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


December 2020

EROTOMANIA or A treatise discoursing of the essence, causes, symptomes, prognosticks, and cure of love, or Erotiqve melancholy. Written by Iames Ferrand Dr. of Physick

Jacques Ferrand (b. ca. 1575) EROTOMANIA, OR A TREATISE DISCOURSING OF THE ESSENCE, CAUSES, SYMPTOMES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND CURE OF LOVE, OR EROTIQUE MELANCHOLY. (Oxford: Printed by L. Lichfield, 1640).                      ... Continue Reading →

A little more than a little of everything! . A trip to Paris;view=fulltext 450J  LISTER, Martin (1638?-1712) A Journey To Paris In The Year 1698 London: printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judges-Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, and at Gray’s-Inn-Gate in Gray’s-Inn-Lane , 1699.                 $1,800 Octavo  7 ½ x 4 ¾ inches  A4,... Continue Reading →

In defence of misspelling

To All who have read my Blog, or any other of my writing you all know my position on this! Thank you for writing it Christian.

LUCRETIUS two editions!

§§ “Happy is he who has discovered the causes of things and has cast beneath his feet all fears, unavoidable fate, and the din of the devouring Underworld.”  VIRGIL 5). 393J Lucretius THE LAST BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALDUS . Venice:... Continue Reading →

From Anaximander to Alexa

It is always good to think about the presocratics Anaximander and Thales ....."Philosophical man is a "new cultural configuration" based in stepping back from "pregiven tradition" and taking up a rational "inquiry into what is true in itself;" that is,... Continue Reading →

Teaching the History of the book. An Incunabulum which has many teachable examples of the stages book production in the 15th century.

In a contemporary binding Signed by the binder.      Nicolaus Seman of Erfurt 437J Augustine, Aurelius. (Comm: Thomas Waleys or Valois  and Nicolaus Trivet ) Basel: Michael Wenssler [and Bernhard Richel] March 25, 1479.        $26,000    Royal Folio:  46.2 x 33 cm. [A very large... Continue Reading →

A bakers dozen of English verse from 1631-702

  Charles Cotton    1630-1687 William Davenant, 1606-1668 Sir John Davies 1569-1626 John Donne. 1571/2-1631 Michael Drayton 1563-1631 Lord Brooke Fluke Greville 1554-1628 George Herbert (1593-1633) George Herbert (1593-1633) Benjamin Jonson ca. 1572-1637 Nicholas Ling, ed fl. ca. 1599 Nicholas Ling, ed fl. ca. 1599 Sir John  Suckling  1609-1642 Robert  Wild   1609-1679     118F     Charles Cotton    […]

First Printed edition of “One of the earliest printed books on the ars memorativa or mnemotechnics” . . ca.1480

367J Petrus de Rosenheim. (1380-1432). Nom probable : Petrus Wiechs [incipt Roseum memoriale divinorum eloquiorum] /   [Köln] : [Southern Germany :, about 1480-90?] or [Cologne? :, about 1483] or [Ludwig von Renchen?], 1483 Deutschland (Oberrhein?).  $13,000  Quarto (190... Continue Reading →

The value of time

A very nice consideration of the early book!

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